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PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the startups in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more.


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VIDEO: Travel investors on startup survival
By Linda Fox | October 19, 2020
Executives from Rockaway Capital, Credit Suisse, Lakestar and PROfounders Capital discuss the advice... Read More
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Casai lands $48M for its smart rental apartment platform
By Linda Fox | October 15, 2020
Investment in the Mexico-based company includes a partnership with TriplePoint Capital for a debt... Read More
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American Express GBT acquires 30SecondsToFly to boost corporate traveler experience
By Linda Fox | October 13, 2020
American Express GBT says the acquisition of 30SecondsToFly will enable it to offer more self-service... Read More
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Thayer Ventures creates offshoot to raise $175M via an IPO
Thayer Ventures creates offshoot to raise $175M via an IPO
By Kevin May | October 12, 2020
The IPO move for the subsidiary will give it the opportunity to merge or acquire businesses that would... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Revyoos is the first aggregator for short-term rental reviews
STARTUP STAGE: Revyoos is the first aggregator for short-term rental reviews
By Jill Menze | October 8, 2020
Revyoos automates review collection from multiple channels and platforms including Airbnb, Booking,... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: BOUNTE helps hotels manage the lost-and-found process
STARTUP STAGE: BOUNTE helps hotels manage the lost-and-found process
By Jill Menze | October 5, 2020
BOUNTE is a cloud-based smartphone app that uses geolocation and AI image recognition to record, log... Read More
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InPhocus, episode 24 - What a first 12 months for this travel startup
InPhocus, episode 24 - What a first 12 months for this travel startup
By PhocusWire | October 2, 2020
We talk to TripDoodler's CEO about the last 12 months as a travel startup founder, her thoughts on... Read More
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Investors ponder the travel startup landscape and being contrarian backers
By Linda Fox | September 29, 2020
Investments in travel companies currently are nowhere near the scale of 2019 - for obvious reasons.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Sightseek aims to create the gig economy for travel advisors
STARTUP STAGE: Sightseek aims to create the gig economy for travel advisors
By Jill Menze | September 28, 2020
Users create a story of their latest trip with a single tap, then browse a TikTok-style feed or... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Trip Approve wants to streamline business travel management
By Mitra Sorrells | September 16, 2020
Trip Approve is a subscription service for companies to access low rates, understand where they... Read More
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REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
In this white paper, carried out in partnership with PROS, we look at the various stages of airlines... Read More
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
March 4, 2019
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had... Read More
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
March 1, 2019
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will... Read More
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